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What to plant under a bradford pear?

Posted by abking Durham, NC (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 5, 08 at 9:17

I have a Bradford Pear in my front yard with an empty raised bed around the trunk. I'd like to plant some interesting plants/flowers there. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

It's going to be a challenge as the soil is very dry and stays in the shade almost all day...and I'd like to get started now (even though it's already August!). This will also be my first foray into shade gardening!

Thank you,

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RE: What to plant under a bradford pear?

impatiens,impatiens and impatiens.mix in some peat moss and compost to help keep the soil from drying out to fast. i have a bradford pear and i planted them and it looks super.

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